I want to heartily thank The Frederick News-Post for their editorial on Feb. 9 supporting the End of Life Option Act, that broadens choices Marylanders have for end-of-life choices.
The Maryland Legislature is expected to again consider an “end-of-life option” bill in its new session. Once again, disability activists will be a prominent part of the coalition to oppose the bill as a discriminatory overlay to a beleaguered and inequitable health care system.
The bombshell of Sen. Mitt Romney’s guilty vote on the impeachment of President Trump was almost more newsworthy than the president’s acquittal. When Romney voted guilty, the pushback was fast and furious. There were a few predictable responses as well as a few surprises.
Referencing Mr. Russ Thompson’s letter of Feb. 5, it’s good to read that he has become aware of the litter on Frederick’s roads. As far as caring, his thoughts and concerns echo my own. It sounds like he’s at a good place emotionally to start doing something about it. Not to say that complai…
To supplement Edward Thompson’s recent commentary about his Interstate 270 commute, one should observe the traffic coming down U.S. 15 from north of Frederick, including many cars with Pennsylvania plates — and most with the driver as the sole occupant.
So, when President Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives a few weeks ago, The Frederick News-Post’s front-page headline in bold print the next day read “Trump impeached.”
Terminal illness is not a “temporary problem,” contrary to what Jim Devereaux writes in his letter questioning the motives of our organization, Compassion & Choices, and our thousands of Maryland supporters who are advocating for the Legislature to pass the medical aid-in-dying bill call…
The county executive recently proposed increasing the recordation tax by one dollar and devoting the entire increase to agricultural preservation programs. That will take that tax from $6 to $7 per $500 of consideration and is estimated to yield $6.8 million annually.
In a letter to the editor, Mr. John Ziegler takes issue with a column by Anadi Naik in which Mr. Naik criticized our current president and blamed him in part for the devaluation of American values.
On Tuesday, the Frederick County Council will consider a climate emergency resolution spearheaded by Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater (D) and Councilman Kai Hagen (D). The topic seems to generate modest news coverage in our neck of the woods, but residents and local farmers should be concerned…
Sen. Hough’s effort to deal with bullying in the schools should not be supported. While I empathize with the senator and the teachers who have complained to him, this is not a role for state government. This is a role for the parents of the bully, school administrators, and the school board …
Federal government revenue is 85 percent funded by income taxes and payroll taxes for social programs such as Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance.
When I was in the second and third grades during the early 1950s, we were taught in class about pedestrian safety, which equates to our personal safety.
- Time to make tough choices on Sabillasville Elementary
- Stop bashing President Trump
- Where's the headline, FNP?
- State of the Union was a show like no other
- Is there really discrimination in Frederick city government?
- Reduction of national tranquility
- Excessive education spending will hurt Maryland
- A strong first step to address affordable housing, homelessness
- Counterpoint: Liberal witch hunt can’t burn the president
- Conscience be damned
The Feb. 2 News-Post article by Heather Mongilio regarding possible Maryland legislation on medical aid in dying is certainly welcome. There are many commendable points made in the article, particularly some outline of protocols required in the process leading to such aid. However, early on …
I respectfully disagree with your Jan. 31 story (“Maryland bill to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos back for third year”). There is zero scientific controversy regarding the severe public health and environmental impacts of the highly toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, which the Maryland General Assemb…
This is in reference to the Feb. 2 Frederick News-Post article on “medical aid in dying.” What is the point of allowing a doctor to assist a person in their desire to commit suicide? Why involve a doctor? Are there not already enough easy ways for people to voluntarily kill themselves withou…
“What you permit, you promote.” I learned that concept from a vice president that I answered to when I was in a nursing leadership position. It helped to guide my interactions with staff. This also applies to life in general and to the presidency of Donald Trump. I have no power to give perm…
According to a Jan. 16 Frederick News-Post article, “Aldermen discuss disparity plan,” the mayor and board have been advised they lack supporting facts to prove that Frederick’s government is involved in discriminatory business practices against minority-owned businesses.
It has been a welcome change of pace to see bipartisan efforts both locally at Winchester Hall and at the state level in Annapolis as leaders from both parties have coalesced around a critical initiative to support our war fighters here in Maryland.
As our attention has been focused on the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in China, we must not lose sight of the close-to-home threat of the common flu virus.
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